Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Hello everyone,
In addition to the pictures , here's some figures today ; and they're not

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) _ Lebanon's prime minister said Wednesday that 300 people have been killed, 1,000 wounded and half a million displaced in Israel's week-old onslaught on Lebanon and said he would seek compensation from Israel for the "unimaginable losses" to the nation's infrastructure
GENEVA, July 19 (REUTERS) - The scale of killing and maiming of civilians in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territory of Gaza could constitute war crimes, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said international humanitarian law was clear on the need to protect non-combatants in any conflict. "This obligation is also expressed in international criminal law, which defines war crimes and crimes against humanity," she said.
"The scale of the killings in the region, and their predictability, could engage the personal criminal responsibility of those involved, particularly those in a position of command and control," she said, without directly accusing anyone.
- Also from the ASSOCIATED PRESS in GENEVA ":The Geneva-based humanitarian agency (International red cross ) is asking for aninitial 10 million Swiss francs (US$8 million) to help displaced and vulnerable people, as well as supporting medical services of the Lebanese Red Cross.
-UNICEF and the World Health Organization said in a statement that there was a serious psychological effectfrom the fighting, which has killed more than 200 people and injured some 550 in Lebanon alone.
"Civilian deaths include dozens of children, with many more injured," the joint statement said. "The psychological impact is serious as people, including children, have witnessed the death or injury of loved ones and destruction of their homes and communities."
The two agencies are working with Lebanon's Ministry of Health to provide emergency medicines and supplies for acute and chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as chlorine tablets to ensure safe drinking water and prevent waterborne diseases.


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